Third-Sector.co.uk was founded 2005. It helps credit unions, charities and innovative finance providers develop their services. Start-ups and established businesses are supported in a variety of ways, including:

  • Establishing or re-defining business and operating models.
  • Creating an IT strategy to maximise opportunities provided by fintech
  • Producing realistic business plans
  • Developing products, services and accompanying value propositions.
  • Identifying funders and revenue models to ensure sustainable growth.
  • Troubleshooting, including running organisational, financial and operational health checks
  • Interim management services.



  • IT strategy
    IT strategy
  • Business planning
    Business planning
  • Start-ups
  • Business model workshop
    Business model workshop
  • Interim senior management
    Interim senior management
  • Subject matter expertise
    Subject matter expertise


Incredible depth of knowledge
Adrian has an incredible depth of knowledge and experience within the credit union sector. His awareness of the commercial environment facing credit unions is second to none, as is his creative approach to taking the movement forward in these difficult times. I would wholeheartedly recommend Adrian.
Donald Davies
Director / West Country Savings & Loans
Intellectual rigour and objectivity
“I have no hesitation in recommending Adrian to any Credit Union which is either struggling or yet to get off the ground. He has all the qualities needed to help identify and put into effect the well thought through and practical solutions needed to create a sustainable enterprise. He is inventive, engaged, committed, easy to deal with, responsive, prompt, and very good value for money. Moreover he brings an intellectual rigour and objectivity which proved essential in the formative stages of SurreySave.  He is deeply knowledgeable about the Credit Union movement.”
David Wright
Chair / Boom Credit Union
Wisdom, creativity and a depth of knowledge
As an organisation that is experiencing major change following a recent merger, we employed Adrian to formulate our ideas and translate them into a business plan, thereby enabling the organisation to make full use of the opportunities presented by the forthcoming legislative reform order. Adrian has brought wisdom, creativity and a depth of knowledge to the process that has proved invaluable. We have found him to be an excellent colleague and would not hesitate in employing him to develop further projects.
Eileen Halligan
CEO / Central Liverpool Credit Union
Expertise in IT
Adrian reviewed our processes & made recommendations as to changes that will result in increased sales via interfacing new technologies within existing processes. His knowledge & expertise in the area of loans & I.T. is exceptional & Adrian has worked with us many times in past & look forward to partnering with him in the near future.
Dharminder Dhaliwal
Business & Finance Manager / Castle & Crystal Credit Union
Ability to act on ideas and skill at managing staff
As Chair of the Board of Trustees of Direct Debt Line, working with Adrian, while he was our business consultant and then Interim CEO, was a pleasure. He made a huge contribution to keeping the charity solvent and viable at a crucial time. His expert knowledge, ability to act on ideas and his skill at managing staff and communicating with all colleagues was extremely valuable to us. He was CEO temporarily only because he was not available to take the post on a permanent basis. I have met many high profile people in the chairty and money advice sectors who echo my praise. I have no hesitation in recommending Adrian for any post or contract.
Jill Stevens
Former Head of Consumer Affairs / Experian
A leading expert
I regard Adrian as a leading expert on setting up and managing a successful Credit Union in the UK. I’ve attended a few of his training seminars and his knowledge of savings and loan products and IT systems to support the back-office functions are second to none.
Andrew Feather
Interim CFO


New product development
Subject matter expertise
Subject matter expertise
Lending strategy workshop
Lending strategy workshop
Strategy workshop
5 year business plan
IT options review
IT strategy
Credit union start-up

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